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Alongside the funded 15 hours for all 3 year old’s, we now offer 30 hour placements in our Nursery. This can be funded if you are eligible, alternatively you can pay a fee of £25 per week. To check if you are eligible for the 30 hours funded childcare click on the following link:
Application forms for our Nursery can be picked up from the school office or you can telephone school for more details.
Inspector Danny Atherton, Neighbourhood Beat Officer Steve Carroll and PCSO Dean Fozard came to Pinfold School last week to deliver hundreds of presents for our children! The presents have been donated as part of Hit’s Radio Manchester Mission Christmas Campaign. Pictured below the three GMP officers with Head of School, Mrs. Hughes and Assistant Head, Mrs. Burlinson all proudly holding some of the donated presents. Staff at school were delighted with the kind donation and every child has now received a present
There’s been some great conversations and activities this week across all year groups based upon anti-bullying. Children across school were able to discuss the intended messages from wearing odd socks at the start of the week.
It's nearly time! It comes round far too quickly every year, but the children are excited for Father Christmas and parents look forward to their Christmas treats.
This year some fantastic things are happening at our own 'Hattersley Christmas Light Switch On' there's a Santa's Grotto, Christmas Indoor Market, Hot food and mulled wine for the grown ups and the chance to win a massive prize of a Toshiba 55inch Smart Ultra HD TV kindly donated by Tesco.
Tameside Council have invested in 3 award winning, quality marked, online courses by the Solihull Approach (a national NHS organisation for parenting approaches).
These courses are for ALL parents-to-be, parents, grandparents or carers of any child from the antenatal period to age 18 years. This course is relevant to parents of all children, including those with special needs, autism, ADHD etc.
We would encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. These courses are normally £19-£39 per person, but are FREE with the access codes below to all residents of Tameside.
Please take advantage of this fantastic resource while you can. Once you have accessed the courses using this code you will have non-expiring access even after the code expires.
Go to www.inourplace.co.uk and apply the relevant access code:
• Understanding your child – Access code: SUNFLOWER
• Understanding your pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby – Access code: SUNFLOWER
• Understanding your baby– Access code: SUNFLOWER
You will be asked to create an account so that you can resume the course where you last left off. You will also be asked to verify that you are legitimately entitled to use the access code by entering your postcode. Personal information supplied by you remains private. Your responses to the monitoring questions are anonymised. You will not receive any marketing emails. You will receive congratulatory emails when you complete a module. The Solihull Approach may very occasionally email you to tell you about updates to the course.
For technical queries email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0121 296 4448, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
For different ideas of what to include in your child’s packed lunch, have a look at these websites.https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes
An excellent new food shopping scheme will open up at the end of the month. The Bread and Butter Thing launches in Hattersley Hub at the end of September. It already runs successfully in other areas and has had great feedback from families. For £7 a week a family can receive 3 full shopping bags of fridge foods, cupboard foods and fruit and veg, sourced from stock over ordered or rejected by supermarkets. You can’t choose the contents but you can save a fortune, all while reducing food waste. It allows different foods to be cooked by families each week depending on the contents. Just register now and then opt in by text if you want it each week with no commitment. Individual orders are just £3.50 and extra large families can pay £14. Well done to the local activists and councillors who have brought this to our area - it will help support many local families.
Any questions please call in and speak to Mrs Burlinson.
On Tuesday 8th September, it's our annual meet the teacher after school session where you get to meet your children's new class teachers and ask all those questions that you might like to know.
What you'll find out...
- New routines (playtimes etc)
- Curriculum (What's are your children going to be taught this year)
- P.E days
Plus many, more more things... Come along and 'Meet the teacher'!
In the document below are some top tips for preparing yourself and your child for the next big adventure of secondary school. As well as practical tips there's also some great tips about dealing with the transition emotionally.
With Safer Internet Day fast approaching (7th February) we think that's it's important that you're aware of some tips that can help you keep your children safer online. Below are some links to a few websites explaining a bit more about keeping safe online.
If you have a smartphone you can download OurSchoolsApp for FREE! It is a personalised app for our school and will allow us to keep you all updated with school information, news, calendar events and contact information. It provides you access to school information at the touch of a button.
Please click the links below, depending on what type of phone you have, to download the app.
For Android devices: http://bit.ly/1Q9dgcb
For Apple Devices: https://goo.gl/1FQgny